Posted by | July 22, 2010 19:37 | Filed under: Top Stories

Former Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman is eying a challenge to Michael Steele for chairmanship of the Republican National Committee.

Coleman is planning to attend the RNC’s summer meeting next month in Kansas City, in part to be on hand for a tribute to longtime New Jersey Committeeman David Norcross, who is stepping down from his party post. But senior Republicans say the former senator’s appearance at the committee’s gathering will also allow him to meet the party members who will pick the next chairman and signal to them that he’s interested in the job.

In the last month, Coleman has had private conversations with multiple high-level GOP officials about the party’s chairmanship in an attempt to sound out his prospects.

Coleman is anti-abortion, but opposed drilling at ANWR, and was initially against the Iraq troop surge. He may have trouble with the right flank of the party.

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